Mind, Attention, & World: Themes in Indian and Buddhist Philosophical Theory


WHEN April 25-26, 2019
9am - 5pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

The philosophical traditions of India offer contemporary researchers an unparalleled and mostly untapped resource for fresh thinking about attention, its relations to mind and world. From Nyāya manas-theory to the extensive Buddhist theories about attention’s relationship with consciousness, and from precise taxonomies of the varieties of attention to discussions about the norms governing attention, epistemic, moral, and practical, the wealth and sophistication of Indian analysis is astounding. This workshop looks at the ways in which Indian, including Buddhist, philosophical theory can enrich contemporary discussion.

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Convened by
Jonardon Ganeri, Professor of Philosophy, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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